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Ban condemns deadly attacks in Nigerian city of Kano

Publisher UN News Service
Publication Date 21 January 2012
Cite as UN News Service, Ban condemns deadly attacks in Nigerian city of Kano, 21 January 2012, available at: http://www.refworld.org/docid/4f1e85398.html [accessed 22 October 2014]
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Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon strongly condemned today the multiple attacks across the northern Nigerian city of Kano, which resulted in large-scale casualties and massive destruction to property.

According to media reports, an estimated 150 people were killed on Friday during a series of explosions targeting police buildings and immigration centres around the city.

In a statement issued by his spokesperson, Mr. Ban said he was "appalled at the frequency and intensity of recent attacks in Nigeria, which demonstrate a wanton and unacceptable disregard for human life."

Mr. Ban voiced his solidarity with the Government and people of Nigeria, and expressed his hope for swift and transparent investigations into the attacks to ensure perpetrators are brought to justice.

Mr. Ban also extended his sincere condolences to the people of Nigeria and to the bereaved families.

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